Haiby hits game-winning shot, Huskers upset Northwestern
Nebraska tops No. 15 Northwestern at PBA on Sam Haiby’s game-winning bucket
LINCOLN, Neb. (Courtesy: Husker Athletics) - Sam Haiby’s buzzer-beating put-back of her own miss as time expired lifted Nebraska to a 65-63 win over No. 15 Northwestern on New Year’s Eve at Pinnacle Bank Arena. For the Huskers, it marked their first win over a top-15 team since December of 2014, and they handed the defending Big Ten Conference co-champion Wildcats their first loss of the season.
Nebraska improved to 4-3 with the victory and 2-2 in the Big Ten, while Northwestern slipped to 4-1 and 2-1 in the league.Haiby’s game-winner put the finishing touches on a tremendous all-around performance that included a team-high 19 points to go along with eight rebounds and a team-high five assists. Haiby matched first-team All-Big Ten guard Lindsey Pulliam for the Wildcats blow for blow, as Pulliam also finished with 19 points, while managing four assists and three rebounds.
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